6 Types of Self Care

Updated: Aug 4

1. Psychological - Self-care has been defined as providing adequate attention to one's own physical and psychological wellness. Beyond being an aspiration goal, engaging in self-care has been described as an "Ethical Imperative".


2. Emotional - "Caring for your emotional needs by identifying and nurturing your feelings, your conscious inner state, and your intellect. Once you learn to handle your thoughts and feelings you will be able to get through any tough emotional situations.


3. Spiritual - Any ritual or practice that we do to further our connection with our higher self. Your higher self is who you truly are as an individual, the real you. Your higher self is you that is disassociated from, and not influenced by, the ego or fear.


4. Personal - It is anything you do to take care of yourself so you can stay physically, mentally, and emotionally well. Its benefits are better physical, mental, and emotional health and well-being.


5. Professional - It involves promoting regulating, parasympathetic recovery throughout your workday and throughout your career. You care for your own well-being integrally into your daily work tasks on a regular basis.


6. Physical - It involves activities that improve your physical health such as diet and exercise. It also means seeing a doctor when you are sick and taking the time to rest. Caring for your physical health might mean eating extra fruit and veggies to fuel your body, as well as staying hydrated.